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The purpose of temporary signs to manage local traffic flows by directing potential buyers by the most appropriate route to a site they are already actively seeking. It is not the purpose of these signs to provide free advertising on the highway.
They can only be located from the nearest A or B roads and not further afield.
No signage for HGV/delivery vehicles will be approved except in exceptional circumstances. It is assumed that basic directions will have been given to construction traffic and prospective buyers and the signs are therefore to confirm that drivers have reached their destination.
Essex Highways, on behalf of Essex County Council.
The consent is only for 6 months or until 80% of the properties have been sold. Extensions applications should be applied for 3 weeks before the end of the 6 month period.
Complete the application form, including
Please note: Signs are only to be erected by a contractor or organisation which has public liability insurance of £10 million to carry out works within the public highway and the staff engaged have the appropriate accreditation qualification to work on the public highway to undertake the work.
The term ‘applicant’ is the company applying for the temporary housing signs to be placed on the public highway.
The applicant will be responsible for the maintenance/replacement/erection/removal of the agreed signage.
We will not be held liable for signs which are removed or for signs which are damaged during routine maintenance or by third parties.
Each application for temporary housing signs has a fee of £445.10
It can take up to 15 working days to review the application, obtain additional information if required and respond.
Please note: No signs to be placed on the public highway until consent from the Highway Authority has been given.
Temporary Housing Signs schedule - DOCX(3.5MB)
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